Earlier this year, we entered a number of students into the ‘Sefton Young Artist of the Year’ competition which is run by The Atkinson gallery in Southport in partnership with The Arts Society Southport. The competition was open to young artists in school Years 7-13 who live or go to school in Sefton. The quality of entrants was phenomenal as evidenced by the online gallery. We are delighted to confirm that Niamh (Year 8) won her age category with her ‘Melted Chocolate’ pastel pencil piece and two Year 11 students received ‘Highly Commended’ awards for their entry: Matilda’s ‘A Walk in the Woods’ and Tom’s ‘Our World’’. The winners have been invited to display their work in The Atkinson Foyer from 15 July 2023 and will receive a prize (donated by The Arts Society Southport) at a Prizegiving Event at The Atkinson on 15 July. Well done to Niamh, Tom and Matilda, and to all our artists for their incredible work!